Dr. Mel Kurtulus, MD

Obstetrics & GynecologyMaleAge 56

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Mel Kurtulus, MD is a Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist in La Jolla, CA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Haceteppe U Fac Med, Ankara medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Mel Kurtulus, MD

San Diego Women's Health

9850 Genesee Ave Ste 770 La Jolla, CA 92037 ()
Accepting new patients

Accepting new patients

Compare with other Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists

Compare Dr. Kurtulus with our nearby Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists at Palomar Health.

Make an appointment at Palomar Health today at (858) 480-6126.

Filter by
Provider Ratings

These providers are on the medical staff of Palomar Health.

Dr. Kurtulus' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kurtulus

4.4

Based on 14 ratings

5 Stars
78.57142857142857%
(11)
4 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
14.285714285714286%
(2)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Kurtulus
What went well
No reviews yet
What could be improved
No reviews yet

Your trust is our top concern.

We strive to keep the reviews trustworthy, honest & fair.

We monitor all reviews to ensure they comply with our guidelines and don’t include personal information, profanity, libel, defamation, harassment, obscenity or fraud.

All reviews are confirmed and audited before publication, and community members have the ability to flag inappropriate content for further review by our team.

Doctors can not pay for good reviews, nor can they pay to have negative reviews removed.

Any reviews that are deemed fraudulent or violate our guidelines will be removed immediately.

RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
Extremely Skilled Surgeon
Once I met Dr. Kurtulus I knew I was in good hands for my hysterectomy surgery. He is highly skilled, knowledgeable and confident in his technique for robotic surgery. His entire team was fantastic. I has absolutely no problems. The after care was thorough and caring. I healed well with no complications. When I had an allergic reaction to surgical tape, Dr. Kurtulus called me directly at home to evaluate the problem. I also was referred for pelvic floor therapy by his associate to enhance the healing process. I highly recommend Dr. Kurtulus.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Cheryl R. – Apr 07, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Mel Kurtulus, MD?
Reply
I was referred to Dr. Kurtulus by a good friend because of his helpful staff and nurses, friendly bedside manner, and modern office/technology. Visiting this office was one of the best decisions of my life, and I'm still grateful to Dr. Kurtulus on a near-daily basis years later. I was having frequent pain and complications by the time I saw him, and he quickly ran labs to get a diagnosis. He explained my diagnosis in a clear way and made sure I fully understood my situation as well as my treatment options. Scheduling was a breeze, and every time we spoke, the receptionist made sure I understood next steps and any expected costs. For the actual surgery, Dr. Kurtulus did fantastic work. I had minimal scarring and a much easier recovery than I expected. It was a weirdly relaxing procedure because of how the doctor and the nurses prioritized my comfort. Even my boyfriend, who was with me during post-surgery recovery, felt pampered by the staff. I trust Dr. Kurtulus with my health and life
Helpful
ktalley – Aug 11, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Mel Kurtulus, MD?
Reply
Dr. Kurtulus is simply brilliant! I am so incredibly thankful to have found him after being in non-stop, debilitating pain and struggling with incompetent doctors that attempted to gaslight me, for almost 7 months. I am in awe of Dr. Mel's knowledge, dedication and talent. He listened to me and not once did he second-guess my pain/symptoms. He answered all my questions and put me very much at ease. He performs robotic surgery which not only allows for increased precision, but there are smaller incisions, lower risk of infection, and MUCH less pain. After being in pain and bed-ridden for 9 months (during a global pandemic, no less), Dr. Kurtulus has given me my life back, and that is the ultimate gift. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Mel!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Samantha – Feb 05, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Mel Kurtulus, MD?
Reply
Excellent doctor. Beautiful office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Alexis – Jul 23, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Mel Kurtulus, MD?
Reply
Dr. Mel is a compassionate doctor who is dedicated to his patients. In addition to OBGYN he is also a robotic surgeon. Important to note he accepts out of network patients. The office and staff are warm and inviting He comes highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Dec 07, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Mel Kurtulus, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Kurtulus?

Is this your profile?

Respond to reviews, add information, and reach more patients. Claiming is free and only takes a minute.

Claim your profile

About Me

Biography

Dr. Mel Kurtulus, MD is a Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist in La Jolla, CA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education

1998
Stanford Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1997
So Ill Univ Hosp
Residency Hospital
1993
University of Illinois
Internship Hospital
1989
Haceteppe U Fac Med, Ankara
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Patients Choice Award, 2008
  • Resident Research Award, 2003-2007
  • AAGL Achievement in Laparoscopic Surgery Award, 2007

Frequently Asked Questions

What other Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists practice nearby?

Click here to compare with other Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists.

What are Dr. Mel Kurtulus, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kurtulus frequently treats Gynecologic Cancer Screening, STD Screening, and Syphilis Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kurtulus treats.

Where is Dr. Mel Kurtulus, MD's office located?

Dr. Kurtulus' office is located at 9850 Genesee Ave Ste 770, La Jolla, CA 92037. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Mel Kurtulus, MD speak?

Dr. Kurtulus speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Mel Kurtulus, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Kurtulus has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Mel Kurtulus, MD?

Find contact information here to make an appointment.

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Kurtulus' experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Kurtulus' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gynecologic Cancer Screening
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kurtulus performs Gynecologic Cancer Screening more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Kurtulus performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

STD Screening
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kurtulus performs STD Screening more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Kurtulus performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Syphilis Screening
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kurtulus performs Syphilis Screening more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Kurtulus performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Kurtulus' conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Adenomyosis
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Breech Position
  • C-Section
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Female Infertility
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HIV Screening
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Infertility Evaluation
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Low Back Pain During Pregnancy
  • Mammography
  • Mastodynia
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Nuchal Translucency Screening
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Phenylketonuria Screening
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy Non-Stress Test
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • STD Screening
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • Vulvectomy

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Kurtulus accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(858) 677-0777

Dr. Kurtulus accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Locations

San Diego Women's Health

San Diego Womens Health Inc.9850 Genesee Ave Ste 770 La Jolla, CA 92037
1